Close to 90 students attended the training session the last week and many more watched sessions recordings posted on YouTube. This means we have delivered close to 1000 hours of free training in the last few weeks. In addition to that, students have also attempted assignments posted in the training module over 6000 times. This explains the impact of the Canadian Math Summer contest making in our community. CMSC is not a just contest. CMSC is our way of helping to raise the standard of Maths across Canada.
Think for a moment, when did you see something like this? If you feel that this program is making a positive difference in your child's life then we need you to help a lot more students in the coming years. To make a program like this sustainable, we need more funds. Organizers of this contest is not only donating hundreds of volunteer hours but they have also invested their funds to make this program possible for you. Although it is fine for us to use our funds to run this program now, however, it's not sustainable if we want to run things like this regularly. We have received 30$ of donations so far. Thanks for two generous donors. What do you think costs to run programs like this? We are doing our part but do you think you can also show some generosity to help us?
Let's switch our attention back to our 4h training session. We will be talking about Geometry along with the problem-solving technique of keeping an eye on the goal. It's very easy to get distracted in geometry problems which may need you to do a lot of work without having success in solving the problem.
As an example, to cross a river, most of the time we don't need to swim until swimming is necessary or you find it fun to swim. Most of the time, you can find a bridge to cross the river. If you keep your eyes on the goal then you start to see lots of bridges. Geometry is no different. Sometimes we need to step back or zoom out to find bridges instead of jumping in the water against strong currents.
It's natural for us to not jump into the water to cross rivers. If you go to a known route, you know all the bridges that take you to your destination. You know which bridge will have less traffic. If you go to a new route, you learn about new bridges. More you travel, you get better at finding shortcuts. In geometry, practice is analogous to travel. More you practice, you get better at finding bridges and shortcuts to take you to your destination as fast as possible. There is no alternative for practice.
We will have the 4th training session on Wed Jul 15 @ 6 pm ET. You can register for this session here if you have not done so already. We will focus on problem-solving for geometry problems. We will also cover some of the problems from the first test as well.